Google Keyboard For iPhone In The Works

It looks like the official Google Keyboard could be making its way to the iPhone very soon. According to a recent report Google has been testing Google Keyboard for iPhone amongst its employees for several months now. It is unclear when Google will be releasing this keyboard publicly.

Google Keyboard

The keyboard will have many search features and other things that will distinguish it from the iOS keyboard. According to the report from The Verge:

“The Google keyboard incorporates a number of features meant to distinguish it from the stock iOS keyboard. Like its Android counterpart, the Google keyboard for iOS employs gesture-based typing, so you can slide your finger from one letter to the next and let Google guess your intended word. Tap the Google logo and you can access traditional web search. It also appears to have distinct buttons for pictures and GIF searches, both presumably powered by Google image search. The keyboard is visually distinct from the standard Android keyboard, which incorporates voice search but no text or image-based searching.”

Google’s is quite the hit on Android, so it will be interesting to see how well it is adopted on iOS.

Source: The Verge | News Archive

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